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The frontbench of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the Parliament of the United Kingdom consists of the Shadow Cabinet and other official shadow ministers of the political party currently serving as the Official Opposition. The Opposition front bench provide Parliamentary opposition to the British Government front bench, and is currently the Labour Party led by Keir Starmer since April 2020.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories. It meets at the Palace of Westminster, London. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in the UK and the overseas territories. Parliament is bicameral but has three parts, consisting of the sovereign (King-in-Parliament), the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. In theory, power is officially vested in the King-in-Parliament. However, the Crown normally acts on the advice of the prime minister, and the powers of the House of Lords are limited to only delaying legislation; thus power is de facto vested in the House of Commons.

Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (United Kingdom)

Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (United Kingdom)

In British parliamentary practice, the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet consists of senior members of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding government ministers, develop alternative policies, hold the government to account for its actions and responses, and act as spokespeople for the opposition party in their own specific policy areas. Since May 2010, the Labour Party has been the Official Opposition, and its leadership therefore forms the current shadow cabinet.

Parliamentary opposition

Parliamentary opposition

Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. This article uses the term government as it is used in Parliamentary systems, i.e. meaning the administration or the cabinet rather than the state. In some countries the title of "Official Opposition" is conferred upon the largest political party sitting in opposition in the legislature, with said party's leader being accorded the title "Leader of the Opposition".

British Government frontbench

British Government frontbench

The Government frontbench in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, also known as the Treasury Bench, consists of the Cabinet and all other ministers.

Labour Party (UK)

Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists. The Labour Party sits on the centre-left of the political spectrum. In all general elections since 1922, Labour has been either the governing party or the Official Opposition. There have been six Labour prime ministers and thirteen Labour ministries. The party holds the annual Labour Party Conference, at which party policy is formulated.

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and barrister who has served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. He was previously Director of Public Prosecutions from 2008 to 2013. Ideologically, Starmer has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party.

List of shadow ministers

Key

Sits in the House of Commons
Sits in the House of Lords
Privy Counsellor
Shadow Cabinet full members in bold
Shadow Cabinet attendees in bold italics

Although listed, Parliamentary Private Secretaries do not sit on the front bench.[1][2] Members of the front bench sitting on Labour's National Executive Committee are also listed.

Leader of the Opposition and Cabinet Office

Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
Shadow First Lord of the Treasury
Shadow Minister for the Civil Service
Keir Starmer Apr 2020 – present
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow First Secretary of State
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Angela Rayner Apr 2020 – present
Chair of the Labour Party Angela Rayner Apr 2020 – May 2021
Anneliese Dodds May 2021 – present
Chair of the Labour Policy Review Anneliese Dodds May 2021 – present
National Campaign Coordinator Angela Rayner Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shabana Mahmood May 2021 – present
Deputy National Campaign Coordinator Conor McGinn[a] Jun 2021 – September 2022
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Carolyn Harris Apr 2020 – May 2021
Sharon Hodgson May 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Kim Johnson Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Navendu Mishra Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Florence Eshalomi[b] May 2021 – present
Cabinet Office
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Rachel Reeves Apr 2020 – May 2021
Angela Rayner May 2021 – present
Shadow Minister of State at the Cabinet Office The Baroness Chapman of Darlington Jun 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Young People and Democracy Cat Smith Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Young People and Democracy May 2021 – Nov 2021
Shadow Minister for Brexit and European Union Negotiations[c] Paul Blomfield Apr 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (junior) Helen Hayes Apr 2020 – Dec 2020
Rachel Hopkins Dec 2021 – July 2022
Florence Eshalomi July 2022 – present
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office Fleur Anderson Jan 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Paymaster General Jack Dromey Jan 2021 – Dec 2021
Fleur Anderson Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Arts and Civil Society Barbara Keeley March 2022 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Beth Winter Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
Sarah Owen Oct 2020 – Oct 2020
Apr 2021 – May 2021
Florence Eshalomi[d] May 2021 – Present
Shadow Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – Oct 2021
The Baroness Smith of Basildon Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Kennedy of Southwark May 2021 – May 2021
National Executive Committee
Front Bench Representative on the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party Jim McMahon Apr 2020 – May 2021
Jonathan Reynolds Apr 2020 – present
Jo Stevens Apr 2020 – May 2021
Anneliese Dodds May 2021 – present
Shabana Mahmood May 2021 – present

Devolved and local government

Communities and Local Government (2020–21)
Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government (2021–present)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Steve Reed Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government Lisa Nandy Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion Naz Shah Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Faiths Janet Daby Apr 2020 – Jul 2020
Shadow Minister for Faiths, Women and Equalities[e] Jul 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Minister for Homelessness, Rough Sleeping and Faith Sarah Owen Dec 2021 – October 2022
shadow Minister for Faith Sarah Owen October 2022 – present
shadow Minister for Homelessness, Rough Sleeping Paula Barker October 2022 – present
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning[f] Matthew Pennycook Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Levelling Up Alex Norris Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Local Government Kate Hollern Apr 2020 – May 2021
Jeff Smith May 2021 – Dec 2021
Mike Amesbury Dec 2021 – June 2022
Sarah Owen October 2022 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Feryal Clark Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government The Lord Kennedy of Southwark Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
The Baroness Blake of Leeds May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government The Baroness Hayman of Ullock Dec 2021 – present
The Lord Khan of Burnley Dec 2021 – present
The Baroness Wheeler Dec 2021 – present
Housing (2020–21)
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing Thangam Debbonaire Apr 2020 – May 2021
Lucy Powell May 2021 – Nov 2021
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning Mike Amesbury Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Minister for Housing[g] May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Planning[h] Ruth Cadbury May 2021 – Dec 2021
Parliamentary Private Secretary Feryal Clark Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Housing The Lord Kennedy of Southwark Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
The Baroness Blake of Leeds May 2021 – Dec 2021
Northern Ireland
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tony Lloyd Apr 2020 – Apr 2020
Louise Haigh Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Peter Kyle Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland Karin Smyth Apr 2020 – Feb 2021
Alex Davies-Jones Feb 2021 – Dec 2021
Tonia Antoniazzi Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Ruth Jones Apr 2020 – Aug 2020
Charlotte Nichols Aug 2020 – Nov 2020
Kate Osborne Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Spokesperson for Northern Ireland The Baroness Smith of Basildon Apr 2020 – present
Scotland
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Scotland Chris Elmore Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Liz Twist Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Olivia Blake Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
Tonia Antoniazzi Sep 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Scotland The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton May 2021 – Nov 2021
Wales
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Nia Griffith Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Jo Stevens Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Wales[i] Gerald Jones Apr 2020 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Alex Davies-Jones Apr 2020 – Feb 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Wales The Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Apr 2020 – May 2020
The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Baroness Wilcox of Newport May 2021 – present

Digital, culture, media and sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jo Stevens Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Lucy Powell Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Arts and Civil Society Barbara Keeley Mar 2022 – present
Shadow Minister for Arts, Civil Society and Youth Rachael Maskell Dec 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries Tracy Brabin April 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries and Sport Alison McGovern Dec 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Media Chris Matheson Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure Chris Elmore Dec 2021 – July 2022
Stephanie Peacock July 2002 - present
Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital[j] Chi Onwurah Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Sport Alison McGovern Apr 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Music Jeff Smith Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Tech, Gambling and Digital Economy Alex Davies-Jones Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage Alex Sobel Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Voluntary Sector and Charities Rachael Maskell Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Parliamentary Private Secretary Olivia Blake Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport The Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Apr 2020 – May 2020
The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Bassam of Brighton May 2020 – present
The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara May 2020 – Jan 2021
The Baroness Merron May 2021 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Baroness Merron May 2021 – present

Economy

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2020–21)
Business and Industrial Strategy (2021–present)
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Ed Miliband Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy Jonathan Reynolds Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers Lucy Powell Apr 2020 – May 2021
Seema Malhotra May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Business and Industry Bill Esterson Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Climate Change[k] Matthew Pennycook Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Employment Rights and Protections[l] Justin Madders Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for the Green New Deal and Energy[m] Alan Whitehead Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Labour The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – Oct 2021
Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital[n] Chi Onwurah Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Innovation Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Sam Tarry Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Lord Bassam of Brighton Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
The Lord Lennie May 2021 – present
The Baroness Chapman of Darlington Dec 2021 – June 2022
Shadow Spokesperson for Energy The Lord Grantchester Apr 2020 – January 2022
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Baroness Blake of Leeds May 2021 – present
Employment Rights and Protections (2020–21)
Future of Work (2021–present)
Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work Angela Rayner May 2021 – present
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections Andy McDonald Apr 2020 – Sep 2021
Shadow Minister for Employment Rights Imran Hussain Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Employment Rights and Protections[o] Justin Madders Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Employment Secretary Mary Foy Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Future of Work Secretary Florence Eshalomi[p] May 2021 – present
Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Anneliese Dodds Apr 2020 – May 2021
Rachel Reeves May 2021 – present
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Pat McFadden Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Dan Carden Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
James Murray Oct 2020 – present
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Shadow City Minister

Pat McFadden Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Tulip Siddiq Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Wes Streeting Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Abena Oppong-Asare Oct 2020 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Abena Oppong-Asare Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Tonia Antoniazzi Jun 2021 – Dec 2021
Debbie Abrahams Jan 2022 – present
Shadow Spokesperson for the Treasury The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Tunnicliffe Apr 2020 – present

Environment

Climate Change and Net Zero
Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero Ed Miliband Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Climate Change[q] Olivia Blake Dec 2021 – June 2022
Kerry McCarthy June 2022 – present
Shadow Minister for the Green New Deal and Energy[r] Alan Whitehead Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Mick Whitley Dec 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Lord Bassam of Brighton Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Lennie May 2021 – present
The Baroness Chapman of Darlington Dec 2021 – June 2022
Shadow Spokesperson for Energy The Lord Grantchester Apr 2020 – January 2022
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Baroness Blake of Leeds May 2021 – present
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Luke Pollard Apr 2020 – Nov 2021[n 1]
Daniel Zeichner (acting) Aug 2021 – Oct 2021
Jim McMahon Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Air Quality Ruth Jones Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Air Quality Lloyd Russell-Moyle Apr 2020 – Jul 2020
Ruth Jones Aug 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Climate Change Alex Sobel Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Nature, Water and Flooding Olivia Blake May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Flooding Stephanie Peacock Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries Daniel Zeichner Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs May 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Ruth Jones Apr 2020 – Aug 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Lord Grantchester Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Apr 2020 – present
The Baroness Hayman of Ullock Oct 2020 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Lord Khan of Burnley May 2021 – Dec 2021

Foreign relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2020–21)
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (2021–present)
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Lisa Nandy Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs David Lammy Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Cabinet Minister for International Development Preet Gill Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Africa[s] Stephen Doughty Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific Stephen Kinnock Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Catherine West Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas Catherine West Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Lyn Brown Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Wayne David Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Bambos Charalambous Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Fabian Hamilton Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament, Latin America and the Caribbean Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Sarah Owen Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Janet Daby Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs[t] The Lord Collins of Highbury Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dec 2021 – present
International Development (2020–21)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Preet Gill Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Shadow Minister for International Development Anna McMorrin Apr 2020 – May 2021
Stephen Doughty[u] Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Yasmin Qureshi Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Parliamentary Private Secretary Fleur Anderson Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for International Development[v] The Lord Collins of Highbury Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
International Trade
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Emily Thornberry Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Nick Thomas-Symonds Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Brexit and EU Negotiations[w] Paul Blomfield Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
Shadow Minister for International Trade Bill Esterson Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Gareth Thomas Apr 2020 – present
Nia Griffith Dec 2021 – present
Ruth Cadbury Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Charlotte Nichols Apr 2020 – Nov 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for International Trade The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
The Lord Bassam of Brighton Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Lennie May 2021 – present
The Baroness Blake of Leeds December 2021 – present

Law and order

Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence John Healey Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces Stephen Morgan Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Stephen Kinnock Dec 2021 – Feb 2022
Luke Pollard Feb 2022 – present
Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement Khalid Mahmood Apr 2020 – Apr 2021
Chris Evans May 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Veterans Sharon Hodgson Apr 2020 – May 2021
Stephanie Peacock May 2021 – July 2022
Rachel Hopkins July 2022 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Chris Evans Apr 2020 – May 2021
Rachel Hopkins May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Defence The Lord Touhig Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Tunnicliffe Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Coaker May 2021 – present
Home Department
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Nick Thomas-Symonds Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Yvette Cooper Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction and Courts[x] Bambos Charalambous Apr 2020 – May 2021
Holly Lynch May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction Naz Shah Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Jess Phillips Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Immigration Holly Lynch Apr 2020 – May 2021
Bambos Charalambous May 2021 – Dec 2021
Jack Dromey Dec 2021 – Jan 2022
Stephen Kinnock Feb 2022 – present
Shadow Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Sarah Jones Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Security Conor McGinn Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Holly Lynch Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Taiwo Owatemi Apr 2020 – Sep 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Home Affairs The Lord Kennedy of Southwark Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Rosser Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Coaker May 2021 – present
The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede May 2021 – present
Justice
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Shadow Lord Chancellor

David Lammy Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Steve Reed Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Courts and Sentencing Alex Cunningham Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction and Courts[y] Bambos Charalambous Apr 2020 – May 2021
Holly Lynch May 2021 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Legal Aid Karl Turner Apr 2020 – Oct 2021
Andy Slaughter Oct 2021 – Dec 2021
Afzal Khan Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Prisons and Probation Lyn Brown Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Ellie Reeves Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Victims and Youth Justice Peter Kyle Apr 2020 – May 2021
Anna McMorrin May 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Darren Jones Apr 2020 – May 2020
Ruth Cadbury May 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Justice The Lord Falconer of Thoroton Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Apr 2020 – present
The Baroness Chapman of Darlington Dec 2021 – present
Law Officers
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Emily Thornberry Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Solicitor General for England and Wales Ellie Reeves Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Andy Slaughter Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton May 2021 – Nov 2021
Parliamentary Private Secretary Darren Jones Apr 2020 – May 2020
Ruth Cadbury May 2020 – May 2021

Parliament

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz Apr 2020 – May 2021
Thangam Debbonaire May 2021 – present
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons Afzal Khan Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Jessica Morden Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Baroness Smith of Basildon Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – Oct 2021
The Lord Collins of Highbury Oct 2021 – present
House of Commons Whips
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons Nick Brown Apr 2020 – May 2021
Alan Campbell May 2021 – present
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Commons Alan Campbell Apr 2020 – May 2021
Lilian Greenwood May 2021 – present
Opposition Pairing Whip in the House of Commons Mark Tami Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household Jessica Morden Apr 2020 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Commons Chris Elmore Apr 2020 – present
Colleen Fletcher Apr 2020 – present
Jeff Smith Apr 2020 – May 2021
Liz Twist Apr 2020 – present
Bambos Charalambous Apr 2020 – May 2021
Rosie Duffield Apr 2020 – May 2020
Florence Eshalomi Apr 2020 – Dec 2020
Mary Glindon Apr 2020 – present
James Murray Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Marie Rimmer Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Matt Western Apr 2020 – Mar 2021
Gill Furniss Jul 2020 – Jan 2022
Feryal Clark May 2021 – Dec 2021
Sarah Owen May 2021 – present
Gerald Jones Dec 2021 – present
Taiwo Owatemi Dec 2021 – September 2022
Navendu Mishra Jan 2022 – present
Tonia Antoniazzi October 2022 – present
Christian Wakeford November 2022 – present
House of Lords Whips[n 2]
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Lord McAvoy Apr 2020 – Jun 2021
The Lord Kennedy of Southwark Jun 2021 – present
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Lord Tunnicliffe Apr 2020 – present
The Baroness Wheeler (Health and Social Care) Apr 2020 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Lord Collins of Highbury Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Grantchester Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Apr 2020 – May 2020
The Lord Kennedy of Southwark Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Lennie Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Livermore Apr 2020 – Jul 2020
The Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Apr 2020 – Apr 2020
The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
The Baroness Wilcox of Newport (Education, Work and Pensions) Mar 2020 – present
The Baroness Hayman of Ullock Oct 2020 – present
The Baroness Blake of Leeds (BEIS, International Trade) May 2021 – present
The Lord Khan of Burnley (DEFRA) May 2021 – present
The Baroness Merron (DCMS) May 2021 – present
The Baroness Chapman of Darlington Jun 2021 – December 2022
The Lord Coaker Dec 2021 – present
Baroness Taylor of Stevenage Jan 2023 – present

Social services

Child Poverty
Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty Wes Streeting May 2021 – Nov 2021
Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Rebecca Long-Bailey Apr 2020 – Jun 2020
Kate Green Jun 2020 – Nov 2021
Bridget Phillipson Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Apprenticeships and Life-Long Learning Toby Perkins Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years Tulip Siddiq Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Helen Hayes Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Further Education and Universities Emma Hardy Apr 2020 – Mar 2021
Matt Western Mar 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Schools Margaret Greenwood Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Wes Streeting Oct 2020 – May 2021
Peter Kyle May 2021 – Nov 2021
Stephen Morgan Dec 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Christian Wakeford May 2022 – present
Shadow Spokesperson for Education The Lord Bassam of Brighton Apr 2020 – May 2021
The Lord Watson of Invergowrie Apr 2020 – present
The Baroness Sherlock May 2021 – May 2022
The Baroness Chapman of Darlington May 2022 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Baroness Wilcox of Newport Mar 2020 – present
Health and Social Care
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jonathan Ashworth Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Wes Streeting Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Mental Health Rosena Allin-Khan Apr 2020 – May 2021
Shadow Secretary of State for Mental Health May 2021 – Nov 2021
Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Patient Safety Feryal Clark Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Public Health Andrew Gwynne Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Public Health and Patient Safety Alex Norris Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Secondary Care, Workforce and Patient Health Justin Madders Apr 2020 – Dec 2021
Shadow Minister for Social Care Liz Kendall Apr 2020 – present
Karin Smyth (acting) Dec 2021 – November 2022
Parliamentary Private Secretary Nadia Whittome Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Health and Social Care The Baroness Thornton Apr 2020 – April 2022
The Baroness Merron May 2021 – present
Shadow Spokesperson for Social Care

Opposition Whip in the House of Lords

The Baroness Wheeler Apr 2020 – present
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Jonathan Reynolds Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Jonathan Ashworth Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Child Poverty Strategy Kate Green Apr 2020 – Jun 2020
Shadow Minister for Disabled People Vicky Foxcroft Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Employment Seema Malhotra Apr 2020 – May 2021
Andy McDonald May 2021 – Sep 2021
Alison McGovern Dec 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Pensions Jack Dromey Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
Matt Rodda Jan 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Social Security Karen Buck May 2021 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Tonia Antoniazzi Apr 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Work and Pensions The Baroness Sherlock Apr 2020 – present
Opposition Whip in the House of Lords The Baroness Wilcox of Newport Mar 2020 – present

Transport

Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Louise Haigh Nov 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Aviation and Maritime Mike Kane Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Buses and Local Transport Matt Rodda Apr 2020 – Jan 2021
Sam Tarry Jan 2021 – July 2022
Shadow Minister for Buses and Taxis Simon Lightwood Sept 2022 - Present
Shadow Minister for Green Transport Kerry McCarthy Apr 2020 – Nov 2021
Shadow Minister for Railways Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Apr 2020 – present
Shadow Minister for Roads Gill Furniss Jan 2022 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Alex Davies-Jones Apr 2020 – Feb 2021
Shadow Spokesperson for Transport The Lord Rosser Apr 2020 – present
The Lord Tunnicliffe Apr 2020 – present

Women and equalities

Equalities Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Marsha de Cordova Apr 2020 – Sep 2021
Anneliese Dodds Sep 2021 – present
Shadow Minister for Faiths, Women and Equalities[z] Janet Daby Jul 2020 – Dec 2020
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gill Furniss Apr 2020 – Jul 2020
Charlotte Nichols Nov 2020 – Sep 2021
Taiwo Owatemi Sep 2021 – September 2022
Yasmin Qureshi October 2022 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary Rachel Hopkins Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
Shadow Spokesperson for Women and Equalities The Lord Collins of Highbury Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
The Baroness Wilcox of Newport Sep 2020 – May 2021
The Baroness Thornton May 2021 – present

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Navendu Mishra

Navendu Mishra

Navendu Prabhat Mishra is a British Labour Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockport since 2019.

Reshuffles and changes

Keir Starmer appointed his first shadow cabinet on 5 and 6 April 2020,[3][4] and completed the appointment of shadow portfolios on 9 April 2020,[5][6] opposition whips on 14 April 2020,[7] and Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPSs) on 14 May 2020.[8][9]

2020

April

In the initial Shadow Transport team appointments, Mike Kane was Shadow Regional Transport Minister, Kerry McCarthy Shadow Green Transport and Aviation Minister, and Matt Rodda Shadow Buses Minister.[10] Kane was subsequently appointed McCarthy's Aviation brief, alongside Maritime, and Rodda covered the Regional Transport brief.[5]

Iain McNicol was originally appointed as an Opposition Whip in the Lords, but stood down on 15 April pending the results an investigation into his conduct following a leaked report.[11][12]

Following a period of leave from the role, Tony Lloyd stood down as Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary on 28 April.[13] He was succeeded by Louise Haigh, who was appointed to the position on an interim basis during his absence.[13]

In late April, Party Chair Angela Rayner appointed Marsha de Cordova as Lead on Equality and Inclusion within the party, Tulip Siddiq as Parliamentary Lead on Party Development and Sam Tarry as Parliamentary Lead on Campaigns and Organisation.[14]

May

Darren Jones stepped down as PPS to the Shadow Justice and Law Officer teams upon his election as Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.[15]

Rosie Duffield resigned as an opposition whip on 31 May after being found to have broken coronavirus lockdown rules.[16]

June

Starmer sacked Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey on 25 June,[17] and announced Shadow Child Poverty Strategy Minister Kate Green as her replacement two days later.[18]

July

Shadow Women and Equalities Minister Gill Furniss moved to become an opposition whip on 10 July, and was succeeded by Shadow Faiths Minister Janet Daby, who became Shadow Minister for Faiths, Women and Equalities.[19]

Lloyd Russell-Moyle credited a “right-wing media campaign” for his resignation as Shadow Environment Minister on 16 July,[20] and was replaced by Ruth Jones on 12 August. Charlotte Nichols succeeded Jones as PPS to the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, also remaining PPS to the Shadow International Trade Secretary.[21]

September

After rebelling against the Labour whip on the Overseas Operations Bill, Olivia Blake, Nadia Whittome and Beth Winter resigned from their PPS posts on 24 September 2020.[22]

October

Dan Carden resigned as Shadow Treasury Minister on 15 October, informing the leadership of his intention to vote against Labour whip on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) bill.[23] Shadow Education Minister Margaret Greenwood and PPSs Mary Foy, Rachel Hopkins, Kim Johnson, Navendu Mishra and Sarah Owen also resigned later on the same date after rebelling against the Labour whip on the legislation.[24] Owen had succeeded Beth Winter as PPS to the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster earlier in the month.[24] On 16 October, Wes Streeting was promoted to Shadow Education Minister, and James Murray and Abena Oppong-Asare became Shadow Treasury Ministers.[25]

December

Janet Daby resigned as Shadow Faiths Minister on 7 December following her “misjudged” comments about registrars and same-sex partnerships.[26]

Shadow Cultural Industries Minister Tracy Brabin announced she would be stepping down to focus on her candidacy for Mayor of West Yorkshire on 16 December.[27] Shadow Sport Minister Alison McGovern was given the Cultural Industries brief, becoming Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries and Sport.[27]

After voting against the Labour whip for the European Union future relationship bill on 30 December, Shadow Work & Pensions and Scotland PPS Tonia Antoniazzi,[28] Opposition Whip Florence Eshalomi and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Helen Hayes resigned from the front bench.[29]

2021

January

In a minor reshuffle on 7 January, Shadow Pensions Minister Jack Dromey and PPS Fleur Anderson became Shadow Cabinet Office Ministers.[30] Matt Rodda succeeded Dromey in the Pensions brief and Sam Tarry filled the vacancy left by Rodda in the Shadow Transport team.[31]

February

Karin Smyth announced her intention to step down as Shadow Northern Ireland Minister on 26 February to focus on constituency work and other issues, and was replaced by PPS Alex Davies-Jones.[32] Emma Hardy resigned as Shadow FE and Universities Minister for similar reasons on 8 March, and was succeeded by Opposition Whip Matt Western.[33]

April

Sarah Owen announced that she had rejoined the opposition front bench on 14 April, returning to her former role as PPS to Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Rachel Reeves.[34]

Resigning Shadow Defence Procurement Minister in April 2021, Khalid Mahmoud revealed his departure from the front bench in an opinion piece criticising the party after the May 2021 local election results.[35]

May

Starmer conducted a post-local election reshuffle from 8 to 9 May, which began with the sacking of Angela Rayner as Party Chair and Campaign Coordinator.[36] However, she successfully negotiated a larger role as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work.[37] Rosena Allin-Khan, Rachel Reeves and Cat Smith received promotions, alongside Alan Campbell, Shabana Mahmood, Lucy Powell and Wes Streeting who joined the Shadow Cabinet.[37] Allin-Khan and Smith became Secretaries of State for their previous portfolios, and Streeting was given the new position of Shadow Child Poverty Secretary.[37] Anneliese Dodds and Thangam Debbonaire changed roles, but Nick Brown and Valerie Vaz left the opposition front bench.[37] Dodds and Mahmood also replaced Jim McMahon and Jo Stevens as front bench Labour NEC representatives.[38]

Carolyn Harris resigned as PPS to Starmer on 11 May following allegations of spreading rumours about Angela Rayner,[39] and was succeeded by Shadow Defence Minister Sharon Hodgson on 14 May.[40]

Shadow Local Government Minister Kate Hollern quit on 13 May after facing allegations of interfering in a sexual harassment complaint.[41] She was replaced by Opposition Whip Jeff Smith in a wider front bench reshuffle on 14 May, which also saw changes including Bambos Charalambous and Holly Lynch switching roles, Mike Amesbury's brief being split with Ruth Cadbury, and Paul Blomfield leaving the front bench.[42] Rachel Hopkins rejoined the front bench as PPS to Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey.[43]

A House of Lords front bench reshuffle also took place in May, in which The Lord Kennedy of Southwark took over from The Lord McAvoy as Opposition Chief Whip.[44] The Baroness Blake of Leeds joined the Housing, Communities and Local Government team, The Lord Coaker joined the Defence and Home Department teams, The Lord Khan of Burnley joined the DEFRA team, and The Baroness Merron joined the Health and Social Care team.[44] All four had been newly appointed to the Lords and nominated by Starmer.[44]

June

The Baroness Chapman of Darlington joined the shadow cabinet upon her appointment as a Shadow Minister of State for the Cabinet Office on 22 June, serving as the opposite number to The Lord Frost.[45][46]

Tonia Antoniazzi announced her appointment as PPS to Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rachel Reeves on 23 June.[47]

August

In the wake of a mass-shooting in his constituency, Shadow Environment Secretary Luke Pollard announced his intention to "step back" from his role for a month on 30 August. Shadow Environment Minister Daniel Zeichner covered Pollard's portfolio in his absence.[48]

September

Marsha de Cordova resigned as Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary on 14 September to focus on her constituency,[49] and was replaced by Anneliese Dodds on 21 September.[50] Shadow Women and Equalities Minister Charlotte Nichols also stepped down at the same time for "personal reasons" and was succeeded by Taiwo Owatemi.[49][50]

Andy McDonald resigned as Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections on 27 September, without a successor.[51]

October

On 20 October, The Lord Collins of Highbury succeeded The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town as Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.[52] Hayter stepped down to become Chair of the House of Lords’ International Agreements Committee.[52]

November

In a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle on 29 November 2021, Yvette Cooper returned to the front bench as Shadow Home Secretary.[53] Pat McFadden joined the shadow cabinet as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury as did Peter Kyle who became Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Lord Falconer, Kate Green, Luke Pollard and Nia Griffith all left.

Most members of the Shadow Cabinet had their portfolios changed, with Lisa Nandy moving from Foreign Affairs to Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (A combination of Housing and Communities and Local Government). Ed Miliband became the revived portfolio of Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero, with the Business and Industrial Strategy part of his former portfolio going to Jonathan Reynolds. David Lammy took on Foreign Affairs and was replaced as Shadow Lord Chancellor by Steve Reed. Nick Thomas-Symonds became Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, replacing Emily Thornberry who became Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales. Bridget Phillipson became Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Wes Streeting became Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jonathan Ashworth became Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Lucy Powell became Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Jim McMahon became Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Louise Haigh was made Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and Jo Stevens was made Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.

The Shadow Secretary of States for Mental Health and International Development were demoted to shadow ministers, but still sitting in the shadow cabinet, at a rank similar to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Preet Gill became Shadow Cabinet Minister for International Development under the Shadow Foreign Secretary and Rosena Allin-Khan became Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health under the Shadow Health Secretary.

The position of Shadow Secretary of State for Housing was combined with Communities and Local Government to become the Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to shadow the government department of the same name. The positions of Shadow Secretary of State for Young People and Democracy, Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty and Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections were all abolished. The Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy role was split into Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero and Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy.[54]

Kerry McCarthy stepped down as Shadow Green Transport Minister for 'personal reasons'.[55][56]

December

Appointments for Shadow Ministers, Spokespeople and PPSs were completed on 4 December.[57][58]

Shadow Minister Rachael Maskell and PPS Mick Whitley resigned on 14 December, defying the party whip to oppose mandatory vaccination for NHS staff.[59]

Kate Osborne was appointed PPS to the shadow Northern Ireland team on 21 December.[60]

2022

January

  • Debbie Abrahams joined the shadow Treasury team.[61]
  • Shadow Immigration Minister Jack Dromey died on 7 January.[62]
  • Navendu Mishra was appointed as a whip on 8 January.[63]
  • Gill Furniss was appointed Shadow Roads Minister, leaving the Whips' Office.[64] Her brief covers green transport, transport decarbonisation, future transport and roads.[55]

February

Stephen Kinnock was appointed Shadow Immigration Minister on 3 February,[65] and Luke Pollard returned to the front bench to replace him as Shadow Armed Forces Minister.[66]

March

Barbara Keeley was appointed Shadow Arts and Civil Society Minister on 11 March, succeeding Rachel Maskell.[67] Jeff Smith, another Shadow DCMS Minister, had covered the brief whilst the position was vacant.[67]

May

Christian Wakeford was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Bridget Phillipson, the shadow secretary of state for education.[68]

June

Kerry McCarthy was appointed Shadow Climate Change Minister on 29 June, succeeding Olivia Blake who resigned citing personal reasons. Mike Amesbury resigns as Shadow Local Government Minister on 30 June.

July

Sam Tarry Sacked as Shadow Minister for Buses and Local Transport, for unauthorized media appearances related to the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers strike.

September

Simon Lightwood was appointed Shadow Minister for Buses and Taxis at Labour Party conference.

2023

January

Baroness Taylor of Stevenage was appointed as an opposition whip in the Lords.

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Notes
  1. ^ On leave from August to October 2021.
  2. ^ Whips serving opposition teams are noted in brackets.
Notes
  1. ^ Attending shadow cabinet since December 2021.
  2. ^ Post joint with the Cabinet Office, Future of Work and LOTO teams due to Angela Rayner's several briefs.
  3. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Cabinet Office and International Trade teams.
  4. ^ Post joint with the Cabinet Office, Future of Work and LOTO teams due to Angela Rayner's several briefs.
  5. ^ Position jointly with the shadow CLG and Women & Equalities teams.
  6. ^ Position in the shadow Housing team from 2020 to 2021 and shadow LUHCLG team from 2021.
  7. ^ Position in the shadow Housing team from 2020 to 2021 and shadow LUHCLG team from 2021.
  8. ^ Position in the shadow Housing team from 2020 to 2021 and shadow LUHCLG team from 2021.
  9. ^ Position jointly with the Whips team.
  10. ^ Position jointly with the shadow BEIS and DCMS teams.
  11. ^ Position in the shadow BEIS team from 2020 to 2021 and Climate Change and Net Zero team from 2021.
  12. ^ Position jointly with the shadow BIS and Future of Work teams.
  13. ^ Position in the shadow BEIS team from 2020 to 2021 and Climate Change and Net Zero team from 2021.
  14. ^ Position jointly with the shadow BEIS and DCMS teams.
  15. ^ Position jointly with the shadow BIS and Future of Work teams.
  16. ^ Post joint with the Cabinet Office, Future of Work and LOTO teams due to Angela Rayner's several briefs.
  17. ^ Position in the shadow BEIS team from 2020 to 2021 and Climate Change and Net Zero team from 2021.
  18. ^ Position in the shadow BEIS team from 2020 to 2021 and Climate Change and Net Zero team from 2021.
  19. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Foreign Affairs and International Development teams from 2020 to 2021.
  20. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Foreign Affairs and International Development teams from 2020 to 2021.
  21. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Foreign Affairs and International Development teams from 2020 to 2021.
  22. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Foreign Affairs and International Development teams from 2020 to 2021.
  23. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Cabinet Office and International Trade teams.
  24. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Home Department and Justice teams.
  25. ^ Position jointly with the shadow Home Department and Justice teams.
  26. ^ Position jointly with the shadow CLG and Women & Equalities teams.
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